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Calanais (Callanish) Standing Stones

The stones stand on a low ridge by Loch Roag on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.

A chambered tomb is surrounded by a circle of tall stones, the highest of which stands at 4.8 metres tall. 173 more words

Scottish History

On Leaving Home, and Loving the Hebrides

Some say home is where the heart is, but I think home is different things to different people.  I think, although I cannot speak for us all, that home has a particular meaning for us islanders: for the Leòdhasachs, the Hearachs, the Uibhisteachs.   585 more words

Travel

On the Trail of the Chessmen, from Lewis to London

Standing on the white sands of Uig on the Isle of Lewis is a slightly surreal experience.  You’re on a beach, but you can’t see the sea (at least not without a swift 15 minute walk to the waves). 588 more words

Travel

Tiree: Wild Weather

Last night, following yesterday’s warm sunshine, we went to bed around midnight with the confirmation that today’s ferry was cancelled due to the high winds that were making their presence felt. 221 more words

"Life On Tiree"